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===Explanations===
===Explanations===
*A loud voice booming "Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!" is the classic style of advertising used for [[Wikipedia:Monster truck|monster truck rallies]].
*A loud voice booming "Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!" is the classic style of advertising used for [[Wikipedia:Monster truck|monster truck rallies]].
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===Trivia===
===Trivia===
*This is one of the few times we get to see The Poopsmith's face from the front. The only other times are [[different town]] and [[Fall Float Parade]].
*This is one of the few times we get to see The Poopsmith's face from the front. The only other times are [[different town]] and [[Fall Float Parade]].
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*For some reason, in the picture of Limozeen, there are four extra hands floating around the band members. One infront of [[Perry Palaroncini|Perry]] and [[Larry Palaroncini|Larry]], one behind Perry, one behind [[Gary Palaroncini|Gary]] and the last one behind Larry.
*For some reason, in the picture of Limozeen, there are four extra hands floating around the band members. One infront of [[Perry Palaroncini|Perry]] and [[Larry Palaroncini|Larry]], one behind Perry, one behind [[Gary Palaroncini|Gary]] and the last one behind Larry.
*No actual monster trucks appear in this email.
*No actual monster trucks appear in this email.
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*In [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_Of_Brian Monty Python and the Life of Brian], a character named Stan wishes to become a woman named Loretta. The senders of this email are Stan and Loretta.
===Inside References===
===Inside References===

Revision as of 17:51, 2 January 2006

Thrills, Chills, Syrup! Kids and old peoples NOT ALLOWED!

Strong Bad Email #61

Strong Bad hosts a monster truck event this SUNDAY SUNDAY SOMEDAY!

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, The Cheat, The King of Town, Strong Mad, Homestar Runner, The Poopsmith, The Sad Kids, Limozeen

Places: Computer Room, Strongbadia

Computer: Compy 386

Date: February 3, 2003

Running Time: 1:41

Contents

Transcript

STRONG BAD: {like Homestar on the main page} Toons! Games! I'm gonna check my eeeemail....

{reading}

STRONG BAD: Aww...that's very sweet. {typing} Look Dan and Linda, Strong Bad doesn't sell out to anybody, man. No matter how monstrous their truck show may or may not be. Though I have done the occasional promo for the events we hold in Strong Badia. In fact, I think there's one coming up this...

{Cut to a monster-truck show promo-style segment. The words Strong Bad says appear on the screen}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SOMEDAY!

{Two tires cross the screen diagonally, with Strong Bad providing the "vroom" noises for them}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} IT'S AWEXOME CROSS 98!

{Awexome Cross logo appears. Another tire appears and screeches away to cut to the Strong Badia national flag}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} LIVE IN STRONGBADIA!

{Cut to The Cheat wearing a jumpsuit and waving. What Strong Bad describes shows up on screen as he describes it.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} THRILL! AS THE CHEAT ATTEMPTS TO JUMP THE TIRE OVER THE KOT EATING A CARDBOARD BOX COVERED IN SYRUP!

THE KING OF TOWN: This is some good cake!

{Cut to Strong Mad holding Marzipan's guitar over Homestar, who is wearing a helmet and knee pads.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} CHILL! AS STRONG MAD SMASHES MARZIPAN'S GUITAR OVER HOMESTAR'S HEAD!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Let's do this like Brutus.

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} RECOIL IN HORROR!

{Cut to the Poopsmith tossing out multicolored smoke bombs}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} AS THE POOPSMITH LIGHTS SOME SMOKE BOMBS! AND THEN? YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO BE THERE TO FIND OUT!

{The Poopsmith winks at the camera.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} ADULT ADMISSION IS STILL JUST FIVE DOLLARS! KIDS AND OLD PEOPLE {The Sad Kids and the King of Town appear on screen respectively crossed out} NOT ALLOWED WITHOUT A BUCKET OF FRIED CHICKEN {A bucket of KnF'nC chicken appears onscreen.} FOR MEEEEE! {An image of Strong Bad appears.} STICK AROUND AFTER THE SHOW FOR A FREE PERFORMANCE BY LIMOZEEN!

{Cut to a photo of Limozeen}

LIMOZEEN: {singing} I've got the heart of a lion and the wings of a bat, because it's midnite!

{Cut back to the Compy 386 and Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: {singing} Heart of a lion, wings of some stuff, because it's something! {stops singing} Oh-ho man, I love that song! {typing} I can't wait for this sunday sunday someday.

{The Paper comes down.}

Easter Eggs

Because it's something!
  • At the end you can click on the first "Sunday" to bring up a flyer advertisement for the show. The Awexome Cross 98 theme song plays in the background.
SUNDAY
AWEXOME
CROSS
98
LIVE IN STRONGBADIA
Thrills! Chills! Syrup!
Also, too:
A live performance by
LIMOZEEN
  • Click on the second "Sunday" to play Awexome Cross.
  • Click on the "Someday" to see an autographed Limozeen picture. "Because It's Midnite" is sung in the background.

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • A loud voice booming "Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!" is the classic style of advertising used for monster truck rallies.

Trivia

Remarks

  • For some reason, in the picture of Limozeen, there are four extra hands floating around the band members. One infront of Perry and Larry, one behind Perry, one behind Gary and the last one behind Larry.
  • No actual monster trucks appear in this email.
  • In Monty Python and the Life of Brian, a character named Stan wishes to become a woman named Loretta. The senders of this email are Stan and Loretta.

Inside References

  • "Toons! Games! I'm gonna check my eeeemail...." is a reference to all the Main Pages.

Real-World References

  • The jumpsuit The Cheat is wearing is the same as the jumpsuit worn by the famous daredevil Evel Knievel during his famous motorcycle jumps.
  • The bottles of maple syrup around the cardboard box are designed similarly to those of Mrs. Butterworth's, a famous syrup brand.
  • The line "Let's do this like Brutus" comes from a skit on the De La Soul album "De La Soul Is Dead".
  • The chicken bucket that says "KnF'nC" is a reference to Guns N' Roses, who used the acronym "GnF'nR" during the Use Your Illusion era. The latest incarnation of the band contains guitarist Buckethead, who wears a KFC bucket on his head like a hat.

Fast Forward

DVD Version

  • The Awexome Cross '98 Easter egg is disabled for obvious reasons.
  • The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman)

MATT: We were just discussing, uh, how there are some Strong Bad Emails that really tip their hand with the name of them—

MIKE: The title, yeah.

MATT: Yeah, like this one.

MIKE: You kind of know what it's going to be about.

MATT: {almost simultaneously} Know what it's going to be about.

MIKE: Yeah.

MATT: This is—was this the first instan—nah, I guess he's always getting people's names wrong. That's a common theme.

MIKE: I don't know if that's—I don't know if he's—this... Maybe it's the first time.

MATT: Who knows?

MIKE: Somebody, uh, let us know. One of you callers. One of our callers will probably let us know.

MATT: Mike, we don't have callers.

MIKE: We should, uh, have a radio show.

MATT: Mike, no.

MIKE: Like, this is a radio show.

MATT: It's not.

MIKE: {adopts gravelly voice} All right, all right.

{Matt laughs}

MIKE: Uhm...

MATT: So here we go. That's The Cheat in his Evel Knievel outfit, obviously, which our mom made us for—or made our oldest brother first for Halloween—

MIKE: Yep.

MATT: —and then I think it got passed down to all of us. I think in, like, 1987 I was wearing an Evel Knievel {Mike laughs} and I, like, didn't know that he wasn't very popular anymore. And he says "Let's do this like Brutus" there, not "Buddhists." A lot of people think he says that, but that's just a, uh...comment. It's in a De La Soul song or it's on the De La Soul album "De La Soul is Dead." Doesn't Flavor Flav say it at some point?

MIKE: I think so, yeah.

MATT: KnF'nC. That's a reference to GnF'nR, Drivin' N' Cryin'.

MIKE: That's—

MATT: That's—all four of those are our big brother Donnie, very seriously in the year 1987 dressed as Vince Neil for Halloween. There you have it. And then a bunch of extra limbs.

{Mike laughs}

MATT: And of course, there you go. Limozeen given...wings...wings of steel {Mike laughs} you know, with which to fly.

Fun Facts

  • Drivin' N' Cryin' was a Southern rock band famous in the Georgia region that never really achieved national fame.
  • Vince Neil was lead singer for the band Mötley Crüe.
  • "Wings of steel" combined with the lyric "wings of a bat" refer to the 1960s cartoon Batfink, whose eponymous hero is a crime-fighting bat with steel wings.

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